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Written by Laura Romero on Sep 11 2019 - 7:50pm
Just outside San Antonio’s scenic downtown, past the crowds that pack the Alamo and the River Walk, the city is becoming so expensive so fast that many Latinos simply can’t afford to live there anymore. They have shaped San Antonio’s rich Mexican-American culture for generations. But like many minorities living in low-income and rapidly gentrifying urban neighborhoods, they’re struggling to keep up with some of the harshest side effects of economic development: rising property values and shrinking access to transportation. 
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 5 2019 - 2:30pm
Watch City of San Antonio video of Lila Cockrell's memorial:
Written by City of San Antonio on Aug 9 2019 - 4:08pm
District 7 Councilwoman Ana E. Sandoval and San Antonio Transportation & Capital Improvements invite residents to a community meeting on Aug. 12 at 6: 30 p.m. to learn about a new park and share their ideas. Sutton Park will be located at the corner of Shadwell Drive and Zachry Drive in the Donaldson Terrace neighborhood. Proposed park amenities include a playground, seating, landscaping and lighting. Construction is scheduled to begin in Spring 2020.
Written by Hannah Wolf on Jul 29 2019 - 2:56pm
From Center City Development and Operations Department newsletter:
Written by Madeleine Nerio on Jul 26 2019 - 3:01pm
Two 100-year-old storied homes in San Antonio’s Tobin Hill neighborhood are being demolished after a city councilman invoked an ordinance under the city signage code to block landmark protection sought by the community and the city Office of Historic Preservation. The clash between the community, the developer and the city bureaucracy erupted at the July 17 Historic Design and Review Commission (HDRC) meeting, prompting the panel to initiate a survey of the remaining historic and significant buildings in Tobin Hill.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jul 24 2019 - 3:12pm
A district judge signed off on a deal Wednesday to delay the implementation of a paid sick-leave ordinance slated to go into effect Aug. 1 — dealing yet another blow to community organizers who have championed the rule in some of Texas’ biggest cities.
Written by City of San Antonio on Jul 1 2019 - 3:33pm
As San Antonians gear up for the coming Fourth of July holiday, they should keep in mind pets can become very frightened by all the noise and commotion we take for granted during festivities. Planning ahead and using some precautions can help make this Independence Day a festive one for every member of your family.  Animal Care Services offers these tips to protect your pet this holiday:
Written by Cynthia Spielman on Jun 27 2019 - 12:00pm
We sat in our first session, a form-based code “boot camp” in anticipation and some trepidation.